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A painting of many people in a sunlit waterside park, sitting or standing in small groups, many wearing hats or carrying parasols. A prominent couple, the woman wearing a bustle and a man in a tophat, stand together in profile at right.

Fan Favorites

6 artworks from 6 artists across 6 galleries

See a selection of works in our collection that have become our visitors' faves.

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Mary Cassatt The Childs Bath

Moms at the Museum

6 artworks from 6 artists across 6 galleries

Celebrate Mother's Day with these artworks recognizing moms of all kinds across the museum.

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A vibrantly colored painting shows five simplified figures: a bride in red, a groom in black, stand before a taller figure, the official marrying them. Two attendants flank either side. The background is composed of multicolored flowers and vivid stained glass.

Legendary Black Artists

6 artworks from 6 artists across 2 galleries

Explore groundbreaking works by these iconic Black American artists.

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Chicago Connections

6 artworks from 6 artists across 5 galleries

Take a tour of works intrinsically linked to the Windy City, or made by artists who call or called Chicago home.

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Chagall America Windows

Be Like Ferris Bueller

6 artworks from 6 artists across 5 galleries

Follow the museum tour Ferris Bueller took with his friends in John Hughes's iconic 1986 film.

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Armida Encounters The Sleeping Rinaldo

Date Night

6 artworks from 6 artists across 6 galleries

Kindle, or rekindle, those romantic sparks with this tour of amorous artworks.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Desk

In a Midcentury Mood

6 artworks from 6 artists across 5 galleries

From furniture to home accessories, this tour is serving up midcentury modern style.

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A vibrantly colored, abstract landscape. A multi-colored orb seems to burst in the sky while various forms rise from the ground and split in the air.

This Is So Surreal

6 artworks from 6 artists across 4 galleries

Wander through the dreams and unique perceptions of these Surrealist artists.

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Fashion Forward

6 artworks from 6 artists across 6 galleries

Here's a collection of works by artists with an eye for style.

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Red Hills With Flowers

Art in Bloom

6 artworks from 6 artists across 5 galleries

During spring and summer, the Art Institute’s gardens are bursting with blossoms. See this blooming bounty year-round in the museum’s galleries.

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Fish Plate

From Seasides to Lakesides

6 artworks from 6 artists across 5 galleries

The museum doesn't just sit near the shores of Lake Michigan, we also have a number of works where you can almost feel the cooling water breeze.

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The Pine Of Success And Onmayagashi Asakusa River Asakusagawa Shubi No Matsu Oumayagashi From The Series One Hundred Views Of Edo Meisho Edo Hyakkei

The Van Gogh Universe

6 artworks from 6 artists across 4 galleries

Discover the sparkling constellation of artists who inspired or were inspired by the beloved artist.

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